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Top Colombian uni opts for the decentralised switching approach

The ITM (Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano) in Medellin is known beyond the borders of Colombia as one of the top universities in South America. The number of students enrolled continues to rise: Over 24,000 young people now attend the university in Colombia's second-biggest city. The public university was the first research and education institution to receive quality accreditation from the Ministry for National Education in 2014. In addition, 16 study programmes are certified by ICONTEC (L’instituto Colombiano de Normas Técnicas y Certificación).

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Achilles Group implements Fiber To The Office

The Achilles Group counts among the leading paper refiners and manufacturers of high-quality presentation products. The company consistently develops innovative products that inspire the creative minds of the advertising industry. The willingness of the management board to innovate is also shown in the field of IT: The paper refining company applied for the first local microwave transmission link in Germany back in 1996.

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Data centre interconnect at Barmenia Versicherungen

Data is at the heart of every insurance company, especially if the degree of digitalisation in the enterprise is high. The Barmenia insurance company in Wuppertal, Germany is one of the pioneers in this industry: User-friendly digital offerings convince more and more customers and the number of online portal users is about to reach the 70,000 mark. Internal processes too are increasingly leaving paper-based procedures behind. A clearly structured data backup concept with reliable storage is imperative here.

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Smart office in an original interior

In the center of the Old Praga district in Warsaw, at Ząbkowska Street, a unique project is being implemented: Koneser Praga Center, which involves the renovation and repurposing of facilities forming part of the former Warsaw Distillery (Warszawska Wytwórnia Wódek). The renovated areas will be used as retail and service outlets, restaurants, cultural facilities and offices.

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MICROSENS DWDM Transport Platform Connects Data Centers

Polcom is a leading Polish systems integrator and cloud service provider. In 2016, Polcom completed the construction and commissioning of one of Poland’s largest and most state-of-the-art data centers in Alwernia, next to the highway connecting Katowice and Kraków. The company also owns a twin data center built in 2011 in Skawina, 24 kilometers from the new facility.

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Milan on its way to becoming a Smart City

Emergency call pillars in all city parks, video surveillance at critical points and free Internet access via Open WiFi Milano – Milan is investing in the safety of its residents and visitors. The Italian metropolis is setting standards with its full-coverage fiber-optic network. The brothers also made no compromises in terms of the technical infrastructure.

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Karl Köhler GmbH consequently opts for MICROSENS Fiber To The Office

Combining design and functionality in an aesthetic way: This has been the dream of the managing directors of Karl Köhler GmbH for quite some time. In 2013, the ground-breaking ceremony was performed for their own building project. Horst and Karl Köhler consequently implemented their concepts of a future-oriented corporate building and placed high demands, not only architecturally.

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Telepark offers secure fiber optic network for all

"Think global – act local" – This is the slogan under which Telepark Passau offers multiple telecommunications solutions for private and business customers. Since its foundation in 1998, the regional city carrier has been continuously expanding a fiber optic network which fulfils even highest demands: Households can book data transmission rates of up to 250 Mbps, companies select from various telephony, Internet or housing offers – and all of this with a network availability of up to 99.9%.

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Eurotunnel builds up a new IP network with MICROSENS industrial switches

The American association of civil engineers voted The Channel one of the Seven Wonders of modern times. And for a sound reason: With a depth of 40 metres below the bottom of the sea and a length of 50 kilometres, the longest sub-sea tunnel of the world connects Great Britain with the European continent. Since its opening in 1994, The Channel has become one of the most frequented train routes of the world. A high-performance infrastructure ensures its seamless operation and the reliable surveillance of the three separate tunnel tubes.

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Fiber optic connection between Greece and Bulgaria based on MICROSENS xWDM solutions

Vestitel is one of the largest telecom company in Bulgaria that provides the services through its own optical network, as well as through the networks of its partners. Company’s goal is to provide fully protected interconnection among the countries in the Balkan region and furthermore to establish connectivity among the Balkans, the rest of Europe and Asia, while ensuring the best service quality at the most competitive prices. The essential step in the implementation of this strategy was establishing in 2014 the connection between Greece and Bulgaria.

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The Estrel Congress & Messe Center in Berlin excels in IT too: Convention Hall II satisfies every wish organisers could possible have.

Trade fairs, congresses and events: Estrel Berlin opened a second event center for up to 5,000 guests in September 2015. The generous architecture of the cantilevered hall with floor space totalling 4,600 square metres spanning 75 metres is truly impressive. But not only does its appearance set itself apart from the crowd. Also in terms of IT, the management of the Congress & Messe Center counts on the latest technology. In view of the large dimension of the network, Estrel Berlin decided for fiber optic cabling in Convention Hall II.

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MICROSENS switches working underground in Chelopech Mining

The Chelopech Mine is located in central-western Bulgaria and explores the biggest and richest copper-gold-pyrites deposit in Europe. The Mining License covers an area of 266 hectares that are owned by the mine under a concession agreement that was granted by the Republic of Bulgaria in 1999 for a period of 30 years.

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The Bavarian Ministry of Culture gets its IT environment ready for the future

The Ministry for Education and Culture, Science and Art of the federal state of Bavaria relies on quality and future-safe concepts – also on the IT sector. Here, the basis for all applications is the newly installed IT infrastructure, which connects approximately 450 administrative offices of the two buildings in the center of Munich. To connect the workplaces, the Ministry opted for the Fiber To The Office (FTTO) concept, which uses standard copper cables for the connection of the end devices, while the offices themselves are connected with fiber optic.

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French Ligue 1 relies on German goal line technology

Did the ball touch the goal line? Was it behind or did it just bounce off the line? Previously, these questions were decided in the French Ligue 1 exclusively by referees based on their observations. The situation will change with the 2015/16 season: Following the controversial scene, referee takes a casual look at a watch on their wrist and go ahead and confidently allow the goal - or not - as the case may be.

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MICROSENS micro switches in a hospital network

Władysław Biegański Regional Specialist Hospital in Grudziądz is an independent, comprehensive public health care institution. Based in the suburbs, among forests and brine springs, it occupies an area of 30 ha. The total capacity of the facilities is over 300,000 m3, with the usable area of over 70,000 sq.m.

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Industrial Switches of MICROSENS Applied for ERGO Lebensversicherung AG

40,000 square metres of fully air-conditioned office space, distributed over 12 floors, eight lifts, and more than 1,800 persons who all need to be transported in the same direction during the rush hours all make high demands on the facility technology applied in the ERGO Tower Überseering 35 in Hamburg. A high-performance network serves to centrally control all tasks of facility technology.

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MICROSENS switches form the IT infrastructure of Erich Utsch AG

10 years have passed since the Erich Utsch AG made the principal decision to partially replace the existing copper cabling by a fiber optic infrastructure. And today, the middle-class world market leader on the sector of licence plates, licence plate production technology and registration systems is still convinced of "Fiber To The Office": Availability rates of almost 100 per cent, the smooth expansion of the network in the direction of VLAN and cloud services, as well as a favourable price-performance ratio are all parameters advocating the concept of MICROSENS GmbH & Co. KG and their MicroSwitches.

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wilhelm.tel offers it customers in Norderstedt, Germany comprehensive WLAN city network based on ruggedized MICROSENS switches

Private individuals and business people - in Norderstedt they profit in equal measure: Comprehensive WLAN coverage with an access bandwidth of 100 Mbps is underway in Schleswig-Holstein's fifth biggest city. The ground-breaking project is realised by wilhelm.tel, a subsidiary of the Norderstedt public utilities company. The city network operator has so far installed over 280 wireless access points throughout the city area - the number is soon to grow to almost 600 and further expansion to include several thousands of access points in planned. The company once again assumes a pioneering role in the field of city networks.

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The sun, the sea, the hot sand... and MICROSENS Micro Switches

Bora-Bora... two words alluding to dreams, get-aways, sunny paradises and coconut trees! The happy tourists at Bora-Bora need no longer abstain from contact with outer world. Thanks to MICROSENS Micro Switches the four stars hotel complex offers its residents solutions of IP-telephony, Wi-Fi and Video On Demand.

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Dubai International Airport expands using MICROSENS networking technology

MICROSENS has received a large order for more than 8,000 network components (switches) for the multi-billion dollar expansion of Dubai Airport. MICROSENS switches will be used to create a high-performance fiber optic network in the international airport's new eleven-storey Concourse A terminal building.

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PTB realises worldwide unique calibration baseline with MICROSENS switches

In order to be able to reliably predict landslides, to make qualified statements on tectonic movements or also to precisely measure up desirable inner city locations - specialists use electro-optical distance measurement devices (EDM) for all these fields of application.

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Continued education: Munich University relies on Fiber To The Office

Permanent change and continuous renewal: Keeping the extensive network at Munich University up to date takes detailed planning by the IT department. To avoid disruption to ongoing teaching activities, the existing buildings can only be renovated in the semesters breaks.

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AMPRION controls the electricity grid with its own optical fibers

IT networks must work reliably – in every application and every industry. Very few networks can support the availability requirements of cross-country and international deployments like Amprion GmbH. Amprion controls and monitors Germany's largest high-voltage power grid with its own previously installed fiber optic connections.

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Clear verdict in Schleswig-Holstein: FTTO is ideally suited for the Ministry of Justice

Fiber optics to the workplace - when the judicial authorities in the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein realised this almost twenty years ago they really were part of a trend. To this day, glass fiber technology still offers essential advantages - although the expectations placed on the large-scale spread of Fiber-to-the-Desk (FTTD) failed to materialise.

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MICROSENS equipment supports the air traffic control in Lithuania

SE “Oro navigacija” (Lithuanian Navigation Systems) is the sole provider of the air traffic services, the communications, navigation and surveillance services and the aeronautical information services in the airspace of the Republic of Lithuania for the needs of civil aviation.

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Precision landing for patients - MICROSENS FTTO Switches in the University Clinic of Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)

It is regarded as the most modern hospital in Europe – the University Clinic of Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) – and comprises more than 80 clinics, polyclinics and institutes that cooperate across disciplines in 14 centers. 

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Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union - Technical equipment from MICROSENS

Qualified IT experts and committed civil servants used the latest ICT technology solutions thereby enabling the smooth running of the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Presidency of the Council of the European Union, or EU Council Presidency for short, rotates every half year between the EU member states according to a defined sequence.

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Flying observatory delivers information through MICROSENS converters

It is hard to imagine a more exciting use for a media converter: In the only flying observatory in the world, MICROSENS fiber optic components ensure a smooth data exchange. The German-American Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is located in a modified Boeing 747SP and hosts a 17-ton infrared telescope.

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European Football Championship - MICROSENS comes into play!

In June 2012, Poland and Ukraine will host the 14th European Football Championship. The tournament matches will be staged in four Polish cities: Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan and Wroclaw. The host cities have decided to construct new or modernize existing stadiums for European Football Championship.

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New approaches to healthcare at Cannes Hospital

What does the hospital of the future look like? The new hospital in Cannes provides an answer to this question — it is the first of its kind in the whole of southern Europe to be completely designed and equipped based on fiber optics and IP. MICROSENS was one of the parties involved in this flagship project, along with its key technology — the Fiber To The Office concept.

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MICROSENS equipment at the new terminal of Wrocław Airport

“Seats as in Paris, check-in system as in London, boarding bridges as in Copenhagen, plus trees straight from Florida. The new terminal of Wrocław Airport Copernicus takes all the best from major European airports while retaining its unique character.”

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Hagen Sparkasse Karree profits from FTTO

This end was a start: Demolition of the "langer Oskar" (long Oskar) tower in the city center of Hagen, Germany, created space for a completely new building concept. This not only excels by virtue of its modern architecture, but also as a result of the future-oriented solution for the network infrastructure. MICROSENS provided good advice and high-performance switches.

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Hardened and reliable MICROSENS solutions for Jebel Ali Port, Dubai

For the important data transmission between the cranes and the control center the main requirement was to use devices, which can be installed in uncooled outdoor boxes up to a maximum environment temperature of up to 50°C in summer time. Additionally a redundant connection and a small form factor were mandatory.

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ENERGA Group adopts optical solutions from MICROSENS

ENERGA Group is one of four electrical power holdings in Poland. Its main areas of business include distribution, trade, and production of energy. ENERGA has more than 2.8 million customers, mainly in the northern and central parts of the country, and covers an area of 75,00 km2, supplying electricity to more than 7 million residents and more than 300 thousand companies. The Group operates and maintains full readiness of 162 thousand kilometers of power lines which transmit more than 20 TWh of energy yearly.

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MICROSENS converters count visitors to the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel tower, Paris’ landmark and one of the most frequently visited tourist attractions in the world with more than 6 million visitors every year, was erected for the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889. 

Measuring 324 m in height, it stands on a square with 125 m side length over the Champs de Mars.

Right from the start, it attracted big names from all over the world and of course from Paris as well. Originally it was to be dismantled in 1909. In contrast to the Parisians, who admired the tower, numerous artists demanded that it should disappear. The possibility of using it for military purposes saved it initially. 

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